The Butte "Tap 'er Light" 1/2 Marathon & 10K Pub Run

Sat August 8, 2020 Butte, MT 59701 US Directions
Events

"Tap' er Light" 1/2 Marathon

9:00AM MDT - 1:00PM MDT

The "Tap 'er Light" 10K Pub Run

9:00AM MDT - 1:00PM MDT
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.taperlight.com.

Place
Cora Terrace Road
Butte, MT US 59701
Description

THE BUTTE 'TAP 'er LIGHT" 1/2 MARATHON IS THE ROAD RUNNERS CLUB OF AMERICA (RRCA) 2020 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP RACE!

SCHEDULE

NOTE: NO FRIDAY NIGHT PACKET PICKUP. 

AUGUST 8TH

  • PACKET PICKUP @ START GRANITE MOUNTAIN SPECULATOR MEMORIAL 8AM-8:45AM
  • RACE MEETING 8:45AM
  • ALL RACES BEGIN @ 9AM
  • 1PM ENJOY A FREE BEER AND GOOD COMPANY AT BUTTE BREWERY (465 E GALENA ST)
  • 5PM JOIN THE CREW FOR AN ORGANIZED PUB CRAWL STARTING @ THE WORLD FAMOUS VU VILLA BAR (521 W. PARK STREET). WEAR YOUR SHIRT AND BRING YOUR FAMILY/FRIENDS!

COURSE DESCRIPTION

From an 1860's mining camp to a bustling city with street cars and copper kings, the history of Butte is as wild and colorful as that of any western American city. Called the "Richest Hill on Earth" Butte was once the world's largest supplier of copper and has over 10,000 miles of tunnels running beneath the city. Miners came from around the world including countries like China, Serbia, Italy, England, and Ireland. Butte still has the largest number of Irish Catholics per capita. Irish traditions still dominate Butte's culture. Join us on August 8th to celebrate the history, the culture, and the Irish heritage of Butte, Montana.

The Butte "Tap 'er Light" 1/2 marathon will descend the "Richest Hill on Earth" while passing the cities most iconic landmarks, mines, brothels, bars, and other cool buildings!

Course is well marked with orange cones, Mountain Trail Series signs, Irish flags, unicorns, leprechauns, and flamingos! Full aid stations (Hammer Nutrition products, fruit, potato chips, pickles, Moscow mules, and more!) at mile 3, 6, and 8.5 for 1/2 marathon runners and at 5K for 10K runners.

1/2 MARATHON STATS

​Course Map (1/2 Marathon)

  • Start @ 9am: Granite Mountain Mine Memorial (Cora Terrace Road: Uptown Butte)
  • Finish (Cutoff @ 1pm: Walkers Welcome) @ Butte Brewing (45 East Galena Street)
  • Starting Elevation 6,280 feet, Finish Elevation 5,600 feet.
  • Lowest Point 5,501 feet (at 11.30 miles)
  • Highest Point 6,302 feet (at 0.39 miles)
  • Uphill 5.31 miles (40.4%)
  • Downhill 7.10 miles (54.0%)
  • Flat 0.73 miles (5.5%)
  • Height Gain 800 feet
  • Steepest Uphill +12.2% (at 9.17 miles)
  • Steepest Downhill -12.2% (at 3.86 miles)
  • Longest Uphill 1.01 miles (at 11.30 miles)
  • Interactive Course Map

10K STATS

  • Start @ 9am: Granite Mountain Mine Memorial (Cora Terrace Road: Uptown Butte)
  • Distance 6.224 miles
  • Total Ascent/Descent 374 feet / 954 feet
  • Lowest Point 5,574 feet (at 3.75 miles)
  • Highest Point 6,236 feet (at 0.00 miles)
  • Uphill 1.62 miles (26.1%)
  • Downhill 4.31 miles (69.2%)
  • Flat 0.28 miles (4.5%)
  • Height Gain 662 feet
  • Steepest Uphill +12.2% (at 4.92 miles)
  • Steepest Downhill -13.3% (at 5.03 miles)
  • Longest Uphill 0.78 miles (at 3.80 miles)
  • Longest Downhill 1.06 miles (at 2.35 miles)
  • Interactive Course Map

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